The Kansas City Chiefs have enjoyed a storied legacy throughout their history, and these 50 players have been the best to ever wear the uniform.
The Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying their 59th season of professional football. The first 10 campaigns came in the American Football League, after team owner Lamar Hunt founded the upstart league. Hunt wanted to become an owner in the National Football League, but had his hopes dashed. In response, Hunt changed the sport forever by creating the rival AFL.
The Chiefs were originally known as the Dallas Texans, spending three years in the Lonestar State. The Texans won the 1962 AFL Championship, beating the Houston Oilers in double overtime. After moving to Kansas City for the 1963 season, the Chiefs won the AFL title in 1966 and 1969, losing Super Bowl I to Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers before winning Super Bowl IV in an upset over the Minnesota Vikings.
Over the years, there have been plenty of highs and lows. However, even in the rougher years, there has been talent flowing through both Kansas City Municipal Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. This is a franchise with a proud tradition, and one that deserves to be remembered and celebrated.
With that in mind, this is the list of the 50 greatest Chiefs of all time. There are plenty of offensive and defensive stars, with a few special teams players mixed in. Of course, Kansas City has one of only two pure kickers to ever make the Hall of Fame, so that man is a certainty here. But where does he and the other 49 rank? Let’s get down to business.
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